Choosing the perfect Oriental rug

Choosing the Perfect Oriental Rug

When it comes to elegant floor coverings you can NOT go past an oriental rug. All those beautiful and intricate patterns are created by knotting and weaving thousands of individual strands of silk or wool, and of course it takes time to produce one of these labor intensive works of art. So how do you choose the best Oriental rug for your home from Scattermats? The first thing you need to do is to measure the room, this will give you an idea of the size of rug that is best suited to your room. You then need to consider what colours or patterns you want in your Oriental rug. They come in a range of colours and patterns and can include floral and geometric patterns. You want to choose a rug with colours that match or work well with your room; you don’t want the rug to be the focal point of the room, but to add to the charm of the room. The density and thickness of a rug will help determine if it is a good rug for everyday use, one that is comfortable to walk or lay on, but is easy to keep clean. Most oriental rugs available at Scattermats are anti static, soil repellent, not flammable, colourfast, hard wearing and water repellent. Oriental rugs made from wool are resilient while oriental rugs made using silk are luxurious but not hard wearing – they are best suited to very low traffic areas – like under furniture.  The knot count of the rug is quite important – a higher knot count means the rug has a more intricate design or pattern; higher knot counts also make an oriental rug more durable. Oriental rugs from Scattermats are machine woven with a plush pile that is timeless in its beauty, often with a splash of colour that adds warmth to any home. Our rugs are of a traditional design with a density that makes them perfect for everyday use in your home.